The Office of Simulation in Medicine in Surgery (SIMS) was established in 2019 to promote more hands on learning experiences for RVU students through healthcare simulations. The SIM Center recently went under construction, Fall 2020 was a grand re-opening to our physical locations on each campus under a new name, the RVU Healthcare Simulation Center.
Our modalities include:
- Standardized Patients (in-person and telehealth visits)
- Virtual Reality Patients (on students' personal computers or on the university's VR headsets)
- Task Trainers (for things like intubation, IVs, injections, cricothyrotomy, auscultation)
- Electronic Manikins (for team-based trainings, including critical care and birthing simulations)
- Ultrasound Machines
Our services include:
- Curriculum Integration
- SIM based courses such as the OMS III Surgical Skills Week course
- Resident Assessment
- Student Research
- Special Events
- SIM Scholars Interest Group
- OR Sim Lab
- ER Sim lab with capabilities for up to 6 bays/beds
- Labor and Delivery Sim Lab, with room for both neonatal and pre/post-natal care.
- Ambulance Ramp and Entrance - Complete with backboards and a lounge for EMTs and other first responders during simulated events. Both SIM centers have a bay for ambulances to pull into for multi-agency training. They are working with local EMS/Fire to develop mass casualty training's for IPE.
- Simulated Trauma Bays - Complete with wall murals, disposable medical kits, whiteboards, PPE, code carts. Trauma Bays can be split back into individual exam rooms with a blue, sound proof collapsible divider. New in Utah is the wall murals in their trauma bays.
- Simulated Operating Rooms - Complete with wall murals, OR lights, disposable medical kits, mayo stands, whiteboards, PPE. OR Rooms can be split back into individual exam rooms with a blue, sound proof collapsible divider. New in Utah is the wall murals in their ORs.
- Updated Inventory System
- Simulation Prep Room
- New equipment, including virtual reality, portable butterfly ultrasound machines on both campuses, a SimMom OBGYN electronic manikin.